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How to make your agency a better place to work

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How can federal agencies improve employee satisfaction and commitment? Are there any secrets to success?
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Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
Here are three subjects that continue to fascinate: Leadership (in general), Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking.
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toxic_leadership.pdf

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Although I wrote this from a military perspective, much of the essay applies to other contexts as well.

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UCCS selects dean for School of Public Affairs | UCCS Press Releases

UCCS selects dean for School of Public Affairs | UCCS Press Releases | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –An associate dean of the School of Leadership and Education at the University of San Diego and former faculty member at the ...
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I am looking forward to serving the good people of the university and Southern Colorado.

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8 Ways to Tell if You're a Good Boss or a Bad Boss

8 Ways to Tell if You're a Good Boss or a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Are you a good boss or a bad boss? That question reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, first encounters Dorothy in Munchkinland. Glinda asks Doroth...
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Mentoring, coaching, and empowering are three words seldom used in concert with "bad boss."

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Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership

Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
(2014). Expressing Loyal Dissent. Public Integrity: Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 5-18.
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This one is just out. An exploration of how we might approach balancing loyalty to supervisors and the need to speak truth to power. 

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Leadership and Systems Thinking

This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.
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Leadership Matters's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:54 PM

Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72

The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72 | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
An administrator examines the war colleges and the joint professional military education institutions and calls on the schools to employ the optimal mix of military and civilian faculty to encourage the rise of new thinking in vital areas and...
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This was my attempt to provide some additional perspective to the debate about the relevancy and effectiveness of the war colleges. I wanted to share some insights from having been a student and faculty member in the system of professional military education as well as a faculty member and administrator in non-military settings. I hope it provokes some discussion, especially with regard to policies and procedures relating to the faculty.

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Toxic Leaders Interview conducted by George Reed, of Leadership Studies at the USD - YouTube

Toxic Leaders Interview conducted by George Reed, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, AlGonzalezinfo
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Jean Lipman-Blumen is a wonderful person and a world-class scholar. This interview was part of a graduate course where the students prepared the questions and introductions while I played the host. They read her work before the class. We later turned off the lights and camera and engaged in a wonderful dialogue. 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:16 AM

This a wonderful interview, once you get to it.  The introduction is long  but you can skip ahead around 2:30 to get to the interview.  


I truly admire Dr. Lipman-Blumen and totally agree with her views on what the media causes and her perspective on why toxic leaders get ahead. 


One of my favorite parts is when she asks the audience how many of them have experienced a toxic leader and the majority of the audiences raises the hands. 


Long but worth the time!  

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Toxic Leadership Part Deux

A look at toxic leadership from a military context. (Just uploaded Toxic Leadership Part Deux http://t.co/khe02CtMz3 via @Scribd)
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Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders

Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Could destructive leadership be contributing to the rise in soldiers who commit suicide?
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I was pleased to contribute to this story. 

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Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated

Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts. 

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Air and Space Power Journal: Toxic Leadership, Unit Climate, and Organizational Effectiveness

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I was asked to write this one for the Air and Space Power Journal. It is good to see some interest from the Air Force. 

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Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss

Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sepp Blatter may have been corrupt, sexist, amoral, and egotistical, but he proved again that you don't have to be popular to be in charge.
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I take issue with the headline. Mr. Blatter might have been effective in the short term, but is the organization really better off as a result of his influence?

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Quiz: How Toxic Is Your Work Environment?

Quiz: How Toxic Is Your Work Environment? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Take the quiz and find out how your workplace compares to those I have studied.
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If you ask the right questions workplace climate and leader behaviors can be measured. I'm not sure these are the right questions, but valid and reliable scales do exist.

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Read My Mind Part 1

Getting to his first unit and preparing to deploy, CPT Fladeboe said that because of miscommunication and toxic leadership, the situation was extremely difficult.
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Negative pressure is contagious as explained by Captain Fladeboe. Some things are inherently hard to do. Toxic leaders make them harder. The impact can spread beyond the workplace and extends to the family.

 

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Thinking systemically about systems thinking | ...

Thinking systemically about systems thinking | ... | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Systems thinking is a class of theories, models and methods for understanding human and non-human interactions as seen as wholes instead of parts. This focus on...
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Systems thinking is an improvement over simple cause and effect thinking.

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Systems Thinking

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The magazine of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Via Jürgen Kanz
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Most programmatic approaches would benefit from a dost of systems thinking.

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Even Smart Leaders Make These Mistakes - GovExec.com

Even Smart Leaders Make These Mistakes - GovExec.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Don\'t leave employees in the dark on how they\'re doing.
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Don't reward those who engage in bad behavior, but get good results.

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Leading People When They Know More than You Do

Leading People When They Know More than You Do | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done.
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The best bosses are not necessarily the most knowledgeable in the room, but do establish a climate that harnesses the best the team can offer.

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Get What You Need from Your Hands-Off Boss

Get What You Need from Your Hands-Off Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
It’s nice when your boss trusts you. But some managers let you have such a long leash that they don’t know what you’re really doing or can’t provide the feedback you need.
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Don't just complain about what the boss doesn't do, help the boss give you what you need.

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How to deal with toxic employees | Robert Half Work Life

How to deal with toxic employees | Robert Half Work Life | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A bad attitude can be more damaging than poor performance. Learn how you can deal with toxic employees.
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Toxics thrive under a regime of benign neglect where they are free to engage in their destructive behavior. 

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Please Kill the Performance Review Already

Please Kill the Performance Review Already | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The science is unequivocal: the performance review as it's usually conducted is pretty much useless.
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In many cases the performance review process based on outmoded management by objectives thinking is worse than useless. 

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How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work

How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes you sense that something isn’t right at work.
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In order to be a good follower, sometimes you have to speak truth to power. 

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Understanding Toxic Leadership and Its Effect on the Organization - Nakia Melecio

“Resilient leadership is the courage to act, the willingness to take responsibility for decisions regardless of outcome, and the ability to engender trust and fidelity through a consistent pattern of acting with integrity.” Nakia Melecio   Throughout...
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All who attempt to lead can be placed on a spectrum with inspiring, motivating leadership on one end and terrible, demotivating behavior on the other. 

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39 Traits of a Bad Boss

39 Traits of a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Skip outlines the 39 top traits of a bad boss, poor leader, summing up bad management.
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There are many shades of bad, and here are a few of them. 

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Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military by George E. Reed

Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military by George E. Reed | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Available for pre-order now.

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